2 teens charged for beating man after sale of PlayStation 5 in NJ gone wrong

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BAYONNE, N.J. (WCBS 880) -- New Jersey officials charged two teens accused of violently robbing a man of a PlayStation 5 last week, authorities said.

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The incident occurred at about 7:20 p.m. on Friday, outside of the 34th Street Light Rail Station in Bayonne, police Capt. Eric Amato said.

According to officials, the 24-year-old victim and Nizere Mingo, 19, arranged for the sale of the PlayStation 5 to at the light rail station via a social media site.

Upon meeting, the 24-year-old walked back to his car after he and Mingo, who was with a 15-year-old boy, could not agree on a sale price, according to Amato.

Mingo and the 15-year-old then began attacked the victim from behind and began to punch him repeatedly in his head, face and body, officials said.

Mingo and the 15-year-old fled the scene with the PlayStation 5, Amato noted.

The teens were arrested just before 11 p.m., authorities said.

The PlayStation was discovered abandoned in front of a residence on East 51st Street, police said.

The victim suffered injuries to his head, left wrist and right knee.

Both teens were each charged with robbery and obstruction, Amato added.